April 26, 2013 |
Frank Capra is best known for the three films for which he won the directing Oscar - 1934's "It Happened One Night," 1936's "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" and 1938's "You Can't Take It With You" - and the ultimate Christmas flick, 1946's "It's a Wonderful Life. " But only the most ardent Capra fanatic is familiar with his 1929 film "The Donovan Affair," the first all-talking motion picture he directed for Columbia Pictures. " Nobody knows this movie," said Bruce Goldstein, director of repertory programming at New York's Film Forum.
April 25, 2013 |
Xavier Veilhan, the Paris-based artist who last year turned Richard Neutra's VDL House in Silver Lake into a startling temporary gallery and later transformed Pierre Koenig's Case Study House No. 21 into a ghostly, smoke-filled, one-night-only installation, took over John Lautner's Sheats-Goldstein residence Wednesday evening for the third installment of his “Architectones” series in L.A. Veilhan showed four works, the centerpiece of which was...
February 20, 2013 |
Culinary students, listen up. It's not the most scintillating headline, but SF chef and author Joyce Goldstein 's piece " Culinary tradition needs to be taught " in the San Francisco Chronicle food pages is worth reading if you want to be a cooking professional. After recounting an episode during a class she was teaching at the Culinary Institute of America's Greystone Campus in St. Helena, Goldstein gets to the point: "I think what really surprised us was our realization that today you don't have to know about or be in love with food to attend cooking school.
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January 12, 2013 |
It took Eddie Goldstein's dying for me to finally wear a yarmulke. Grateful for a bobby pin, I somehow kept it from slipping off as I scribbled on a notebook in a funeral chapel at a Jewish cemetery in Boyle Heights. Three days before, I had gotten an email from one of his granddaughters. "It is with a heavy heart that I email you to inform you that my grandpa (the last Jewish man of Boyle Heights) has passed today," Crystal Vargas wrote. One of his brothers showed up at the chapel on Wednesday morning, along with two Jewish nieces and a nephew.
September 13, 2012 |
"Somewhere Between" is an apt description of where the subjects of this moving new documentary find themselves: Chinese girls emotionally divided between the Asian country in which they were born and the America in which they were raised. Since China implemented its one-child policy in 1979, 175,000 children, mostly girls, have been placed in adopted homes in 26 countries. About 80,000 ended up in the United States, and it was the notion of director Linda Goldstein Knowlton to spend three years following the lives of four of these now-teenage young women.
December 12, 2010 |
The Stedelijk Museum has a long-standing reputation in the art world for innovation. That spirit was underscored with the 2009 choice of an American as its new director: Ann Goldstein, who was then a senior curator at L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art. Goldstein was excited by the notion of presiding over the reopening of the country's most important museum of modern and contemporary art, which had been closed for renovations since 2003. Because of delays due to governmental bureaucracy, funding issues and construction problems, the museum had presented exhibitions in satellite locations around Amsterdam between 2004 and 2008.